The town of Vyhne is situated in Central Slovakia, in the county of Žiar nad Hronom, region of Banská Bystrica, in the southern part of the protected area of mountains Štiavnické vrchy. In the past Vyhne was a sought-after spa with thermal ferric water mentioned in local documents as early as in the 13th Century. Its owner was the town of Banská Štiavnica which made considerable investments there, especially in the 18th Century. As a result, Vyhne turned out to be one of the most significant spa resorts in Central Europe. Later on the town was beleaguered by financial troubles, the spa became privately owned and in 1945 it was to a great extent destroyed in fire by advancing soldiers. Unfortunately, the spa has never really managed to recover after this destruction.
Besides the spa, Vyhne is also known for its mining, brewing (the oldest Slovak brewery Steiger), ironmongery and engineering traditions.